Makeup and the Hijab: A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions

A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions By Ruhi Al-Ahmed For the majority of women across the globe, makeup has almost become a necessity for them. Samina Akhter, a Muslim businesswoman has launched UK’s first “halal makeup” meaning that it is 100% free of alcohol and animal products. After reading this article on […]

Muslim Refugee Women

Among Refugees, Mothers and Children Must Always Come First

In the plight of people, especially refugees, we must always, always do what we can to protect women and children first. This is without question and without compromise. The condition of a woman in a third-world mindset is one of the greatest cruelties, especially if she is a mother, and worse if she is a […]

Letters to My Son

What Causes Racism and Hate?

In Letters to My Son, Muslim Reformer Shireen Qudosi tells the story of how hate, racism and wars are born.   And He Loved Them A crowd of people people loomed in Dark so near. Hatred and fear veiled their eyes. A void these people had become, nothing to them but the beat of someone […]

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Coalitions Win Wars, Infighting Loses Them

Squabbling and mistrust among those who share values and who recognized the depth of the radical Islamist threat to Western values is counterproductive. One of my tasks as San Diego Chapter leader for Act! For America is to build a coalition of like-minded Americans to protect our precious way of life from the imposition of […]

Muslim Reformer

Dueling Ad Campaigns Leave Muslim Apostates in the Crossfire

Published with From Hudson-NY Upon Obama’s succession, the majority of the public believed that tensions between Muslim and non-Muslims were a thing of the past.  Since his election, Obama has already appointed a U.S. envoy to the Muslim world, pulled an unknown deputy mayor of Los Angeles for and assistant director position with the Department of […]

Tackling Racism in GOP Politics

By Sunana Batra I first stumbled upon Nikki Haley last Thursday, on Gawker.com, one of my secret naughty pleasures full of all things dirty and bad. I was struck by her beauty. Indian women are ever oh so lovely. But once I read that some fatso ignorant republican from South Carolina was discrediting her not […]

Face to Faith: Freedom of Religion Should be Extended to the Use of Drugs in Spiritual Practice

By Alexander Beiner In the heavy, moist air of the Amazon rainforest, I sit waiting as an old shaman pours an ancient sacrament into a cup. The brew he has prepared is ayahuasca, a blend of two plants that provides a visionary experience of such sublime, boundary-dissolving beauty that it changes the way you see the […]

A Global Inheritance: Who “Owns” Space?

A War and Peace article entitled “Who Owns Space?” writer Kevin Sanders takes on the question of which nation/group has authority over space. Taking on Alex Lightman, Sanders cites against the Kennedy School of Government graduate by arguing the case against the U.S. Though his specific arguments were flawed at times, citing acts committed by […]

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Can 30,000 More Troops “Fix” Afghanistan?

As Obama shows he doesn’t have greater problem solving ingenuity than his predecessor, the chant of “Hope and Change” is now recognized for the gimmicky election relic that it is.  Post 9-11, not only did the U.S. Government fail to attack the root of the problem, they failed to target the right country. 9-11 was […]

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Sufi Muslims: Islam’s Eco Guardians

Originally Featured on the  Green Prophet Sufism is the undiscovered sect within Islam known only through its most famous disciple, the 13thRumi whose work reflected strong themes pairing nature and spirituality. century philosopher poet Sufis, “heirs of a mystical ancient tradition”, helped propagate the faith to the height of its expansion in Islam’s coined “Golden […]

The Day After: Why September 12 Matters

Every year, as we remember the tragedy and loss of the 9/11 attacks, we see more and more people who seek to push this grim chapter in America’s history from our minds. They seek to focus our attention on anything else other than the vicious act of war that brutalized our nation, and that has […]

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Eyes Public Office

In an April 2004 speech at a Muslim American Society (MAS) conference in Overland Park, Kansas, Dr. Esam Omeish stated that either Islam will “become the dominant religion of the next century” or “we may be forcibly rejected from the West because of forces of intolerance, racism, and bigotry.” In 2006, the Muslim American Society […]

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“There is no America. There is only Islam” | MANA’s Muslim American Agenda

  Orange County, California – A crowd of a hundred Muslims shuffle into Orange Crescent Mosque to listen to the evening’s lecture on “Forging an American Muslim Agenda”, hosted by MANA (Muslim Alliance in North America). A video projection on a nearby wall casts the image and rhetoric of Malcolm X. With this introduction, and […]

American Muslims Shireen Qudosi

European Muslims Face Alienation

There are an estimated 13 million Muslims living throughout Europe. Yet, according to the EUMC (the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia), there is an alarmingly “wide range of anti-Muslim or Xenophobic abuse across the European Union’s 25 member states,” (BBC). According to the report, discrimination is reflected in a number of social circles, […]

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